Leah Tsinajinnie – Navajo Professional Disc Golfer – Pow Wow Life Podcast Episode 32

Leah Tsinajinnie recently changed sports from Ultimate to Disc Golf.  She was a collegiate National Champion and professional Ultimate player.  Leah is now on the professional disc golf tour.  

In July Leah was elected to the Professional Disc Golf Association Board of Directors.  She has been working with the PDGA to grow the sport in BIPOC communities.  

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From PUL Foundation

Leah Tsinajinnie is of the Roxas clan (Light and Dark clan), born for the Tsé níjíkíní clan (Honey-Combed Rock People clan). Her maternal grandfather is of the Mangubat clan (the People Who Battle clan). She began playing ultimate in Atlanta with Georgia Tech Wreck. In 2013 and 2014, she won the USAU Club Championships with Washington D.C. Scandal. She has traveled around the world to ten countries to coach and compete. Her professional experience in the ultimate community includes volunteering as the USAU Women's College Southeast Regional Director for five years; coaching for nine years at the middle school, high school, and college levels; and serving as a Fellow for the Ultimate Peace nonprofit for a year in the Middle East.

Tsinajinnie currently lives in Atlanta and plays for Ozone and Soul. She received her BSBA in Business Administration from Georgia Tech and is a J.D. Candidate at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She focused her legal studies on Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, Public Health Law, and Environmental Law and Sustainability. Her legal experience spanned working at the Tribal, State, and Federal government levels and at nonprofits at the following placements: 

  • CDC, Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Public Health Law Program, Tribal Public Health Law Intern; 

  • National Council of Urban Indian Health, Legislation and Policy Center, Legal Extern; 

  • McCain Institute, National Security and Counterterrorism Program, Legal Extern; 

  • Arizona Corporation Commission, Commissioners Wing, Legal Intern to Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson; 

  • ASU International Rule of Law and Security, Legal Education Support in Pakistan, Research Assistant; 

  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Legal Assistance Office, Legal Intern; 

  • Mediation Clinic, Certified Mediator; 

  • ASU Indian Legal Clinic, Student Attorney.

Tsinajinnie is passionate about growing sports through a deliberate DEI lens, particularly through our BIPOC community members. She believes that we must use our time and resources, now and every day, in order to empower marginalized groups and positively transform our society. She is incredibly grateful and humbled to be a Board member and looks forward to contributing to its promising initiatives.


Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by Paul G

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